Butterfly Orchid

 

Plant List A native epiphytic orchid of Florida, the butterfly orchid grows from the southern – of the state peninsula down through the Florida Keys. The very fragrant 1″ orchid flowers have a magenta spot on the lowermost white petal. Butterfly orchids grow from round bulblike stems, often in thick clumps, on live oak trees.

Latin Name: Encyclia Tampensis

Habitat: Oak Hammock

Species Alert! Florida Endangered

Blooms: June – August and occasionally throughout the year